(CBS News) By saying this, it makes people think that he is aware and is planning to fix the country for the future. He is just one of many world leaders that are guilty of manipulating people by fear. In Animal Farm, Napoleon tends to use strategies such as, manipulation and negative exploitation towards his comrades. In fact, Napoleon told the animals that working on Sundays was optional, but if they did not work, their ration amount would be cut in half.
In his novel Animal Farm, George Orwell condemns the Revolution which only brings the animals into worse conditions than before. Orwell uses cruelty to reveal how the humans and animals aren’t all that different, proving revolution doesn’t always accomplish its goals in the face of power and corruption, ultimately relating this to the rising Communist party in Russia during his time. The theme of violence and cruelty is used throughout the novel to inspire action. Old Major uses Mr. Jones’s crimes against the animals to stir a revolution citing “no animal escapes the cruel knife in the end.”
We see that he uses violence, when the people that aware of the situation, want a better life for themselves and for the community, so he feels that he has no other choice but to torture them so they can shut their mouths. When Napoleon starts to interact with Snowball in their speeches, you notice that he has a very strong opinion against Snowball, who wants to help society. Snowball tries to make the seven commandments and sayings such as “Four legs good, two legs bad,” but Napoleon goes against him and also trains the puppies by himself. Instead of going with Snowball in order to help the community, he ignores what Snowball says
In Animal Farm the animals are brainwashed by the authority figures Squealer, Napoleon and Snowball. Squealer’s influential speeches brainwash the animals to doing what he says, Napoleon’s forceful commands brainwash the animals into doing what he says and, Snowball’s intelligent mind brainwashes the animals that he is a passionate leader and makes the animals do what he says. The authority figures corrupt their power by managing the animals viciously for needs. The three ways they showed this was by: Not following commandments, threatening the animals and reducing food, taking credit over the
How People Effectively Protest Injustice There is a few ways that people effectively protest injustice. All three of these authors were protesting for their rights against opposition. Josephine Baker and Martin Luther KIng Jr. were both fighting segregation, while Ghonim was fighting Egypt's corrupt government. Another example of protesting was seen in Animal Farm when the hens protested giving up their eggs. This proved to be an ineffective way since the hens were killed by Napoleon after.
Animalism is something that the animals have came up with but is later corrupted. Right before, the revolution began Karl Marx was killed just as Old Major was. The greater allegory in this story is to show you how corrupt the Russian Revolution was. In the beginning, Old Major had planted the seed of revolution into the minds of the other animals, but when he died who would carry on the revolution.
He was a passionate believer who wanted to bring about revolution everywhere. On the other hand, Stalin was completely opposite, he preferred to consolidate party power within the borders of the Soviet Union. Snowball is an inspiring leader of the animals from the start. He devises the defensive strategy in leading a successful attack on the farmers. He finds ways to encourage animals on neighbour farms to drive out their own human oppressors.
Old Major, the pig, rasped out in his speech that, “The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.” Old Major had gathered all the animals together in the barn and expressed his desire for the slavery and cruelty to end. The old pig proposed a rebellion in which all the animals rebel against Mr. Jones. Granted, Old Major stated that the rebellion may not take place in any of the animals’ life times. However, after the death of the old pig, the rebellion happened arbitrarily and without warning.
In Animal Farm Napoleon and Snowball were the original leaders of the farm but after Snowball disagrees with Napoleon, he is immediately sent away and portrayed as an awful traitor who had been scheming a plan the whole time. This kind of unstable government is not a place that I would want to live in. The way he treated the other animals and shut down any suspicions of his actual plan was cruel and abusive of his power. Another reason I would not like to live in a utopia like the one in Animal Farm is that it seems like it would be very aggravating to see other animals say they support him one-hundred percent and being overall disappointed in my surroundings. While yes I would be an animal if I lived in this utopia I would probably be just as clueless as the other animals on the farm.
Orwell proves what a totalitarian government can do to a society and how it affects it. Orwell message is saying that the citizens of a community must stand up for what they think and not let the leaders around you take over your thoughts. In Animal Farm we find how the animals can be taken advantage of for many reasons such as chanting a saying or being scared of getting in trouble. In conclusion Animal Farm proves how a totalitarian government can take control of a country if the citizens don’t know
A leader has incredible power, but with it he can choose to build up the community as a whole or to keep all the power to himself. Many leaders choose to keep all the power to themselves, but they still need a follower who believes every word the leader says. In George Orwell’s, Animal Farm, the animals decide to rebel against Farmer Jones, as they did not like the way they were treated. Life on the farm seemed promising after the rebellion, until Napoleon got greedy. Napoleon ran off any threats to his power and took away the other animals rights slowly, using his trusted followers, until he treated the other animals worse than Mr. Jones.
Orwell’s use of the farmhouse displays the pig’s link to human nature as it symbolises authority and dominance. The pigs move in there along with humans and it becomes “impossible to say which [is] which”(Pg.), this demonstrates the overall supremacy they have other the other animals. Both antagonists take complete power over the protagonists and use it to create a totalitarian society. It is evident that both authors create a dictator, which they use to over-power the other characters. They express the desire for power through these characters and use them to create a downfall in each text.
Animal Farm itself represents the location of Soviet Russia in which the allusion is describing the actions of its history. This book is a re-enactment of what dark and horrible things occurred in the history of Soviet Russia. It represents the lessons that were learned during this time and teaches the
He supplied them the proper education needed to develop on the farm. However, he taught them to fight for a false cause: himself. Parallel to Stalin during the Russian Revolution, Napoleon is aware the other animals are starting to recognize the abuse of his dictatorship; he immediately selects these nine dogs as his guard dogs, or the KGB during the Russian Revolution. With their fierce looks and menacing growls, the dogs engender fear into the others as they confess to false crimes and perpetually die. Orwell 's use of dramatic irony fits perfectly with Animal Farm, as the dogs do not realize they are causing the farm animals ' oppression to grow exponentially.
In George Orwell's Animal Farm, Napoleon, a pig leader that represents Stalin from the Russian Revolution plays a big role in the book as the pig leaders are a superior group among the population of Animal Farm. In the story Napoleon is representing Stalin in Animal Farm as the main leader after Mr.Jones is ran out of the farm and Old Major died, resembling how Stalin took over rising to power in Russia. Napoleon started as a seemingly good leader but that soon changed… Napoleon, just like Stalin started to have problems with citizens of their own community and tried to hurt people and take things away. Both leaders can be shown using their superiority and power to their advantage to get everything they wanted and felt was necessary.